She Change – Please donate any amount to help this story be told
The fight for gender equality in big wave surfing – D.O.N.A.T.E
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Through five years of sweat equity, Director Sachi Cunningham has been filming this documentary SHE CHANGE as a self-funded, one-woman crew. Sachi needs your help to cover this upcoming season with a full crew to give these women their proper due and capture their heroic feats from land, water and air. They need $365,000 to complete production by December 31, 2018.
Let’s do our bit as women surfers to support the girls that have fought so hard for this! Thank you Sachi Cunningham for your vision.
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SheChange follows an elite tribe of water women as they fight for recognition, respect, and equity in the sport of big wave surfing. From the precipice of an eighty-foot wall of water, to the training, competitions, and communities of this fast-growing adventure sport, this documentary follows four pioneers as they overcome the obstacles that have kept women out of the lineup for nearly a century – until now. After a multi-year battle for a women’s heat in the fabled Mavericks big wave surf contest in Northern California, we witness history as these women surf the largest waves on the planet.
Dynamically shot in 4K from land, water and air, “SheChange” will thrill audiences with the beauty and awe of surfing these rarely-filmed beasts, and will give intimate access into the lives and minds of these women in and out of the water as they prepare for, and charge into the unknown.
Much like the untold history of African American women at NASA in the feature film “Hidden Figures,” the fight for gender equity in the newsroom in the Amazon series, “Good Girls Revolt,” and the story of camaraderie and team work needed to reach seemingly impossible goals in the Jimmy Chin climbing documentary, “Meru,” “SheChange” is a historic tale of human resilience, friendship, and empowerment as these women fight for the right to dream big in the world of outdoor sports and adventure.
After a multi-year battle for a women’s heat in the fabled Mavericks big wave surf contest in Northern California, we witness history as these women secure pay equity in the sport of surfing–the first US based international sports league to do so in history–while also taking on the largest waves on the planet.
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Producer // Sarah Makarewicz
Cover photo taken at Mavericks Opening Ceremony by Big Wave Assessment Group